This custom order was for an earthy brown gemstone anklet. I used tigerskin jasper and chrysanthemum stone finished off with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.
A Gemstone Lanyard
This request was for a multi gemstone lanyard in a long 40 inch length to accommodate height. A breakaway magnetic clasp was added at the bottom by the link by request.
In certain work environments, a breakaway clasp is important since the lanyard can get caught on something. This way is comes off easily without injury.
So I have worked with resin for the first time in my life! I had some of my photos printed up in wallet sizes to make them easier to work with.
Each was cut and sealed with packing tape.
So far I have only done 5 as an experiment to get comfortable. You can't see by the photo but some are not filled with enough resin....lesson learned! The resin is very shiny which makes the finish beautiful in person.
I was concerned there would be an issue with air bubbles. Many use a heat torch to remove bubbles but I read somewhere that simply blowing lightly on the resin will do the trick. It did! I imagine on larger pieces a torch would be needed.
I'm not happy with the composition on this one. I was going for shabby chic.
I will be trying again with a different part of the photo. The subject is a patio umbrella base with a little rustiness.
The project is on the back burner until I have more time to work on them when it is not super hot and humid outside!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a creative, fun week ahead! ~Val